Barriers in Sport: Managing Confidence

Published March 17, 2017

What is confidence? Or to feel confident? “A feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities’. “The innate belief that you have the skill/ability to overcome situations you are likely to face” It affects everything we do in life. Our work, social life and day to day activities. I won’t cover all those topics in one blog post, to do so would be an example of over confidence! PACE Boccia will begin their National Boccia League campaign this weekend, a pan-disability competition open to all disabled athletes. The PACE B team will compete against the […]

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Barriers in Sport: The First Step

Published February 7, 2017

It’s the start of 2017 and the world feels a markedly different place from this time last year. Of course, no one would have guessed that Donald Trump would be President, Power Rangers would be rebooted and Twin Peaks will finally be returning. But, that’s not the big change I’m alluding to from last year to this. As of the 9th of January 2017, I am officially in employment. I know what you’re thinking, you’ve looked at the title “Barriers in Sport” and just read the first paragraph, thinking this has nothing to do with sport and I just have […]

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Boccia Nationals 2014

Published April 10, 2014

This years Boccia National Championships were PACE’s most successful yet. I came in third place in the BC1 category which is a personal best for me and because of that achievement I haven’t yet been disowned by my family, so I guess you can’t win them all!   The Nationals for me were proof that I’ve improved as a player since last year, demonstrated by my match against a new player called Zoe.   I won’t bore you with the details of the whole match because honestly I don’t remember most of it. I had a chance to score three […]

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My Journey to the British Boccia Championships

Published June 30, 2013

Hi, my name is Alex and I’m pleased to be one of the PACE bloggers. I’m 20 years old and study Media Studies at Kingston University. I have never been massively into sport. My favourite sport is football and I support Manchester Utd. I get a lot of stick for this, due to the fact I was born, raised and still live in West London, but that’s a subject for another day. Other then football I wasn’t really interested in sport, partly because I’m in a wheelchair and partly because seeing my fellow students in secondary school sweating and running around like they were stranded in a […]

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